BP said Tuesday that Leda was drilled in a water depth of 2070 metres and reached a total depth of 5907 metres below sea level.
BP said Tuesday that Leda was drilled in a water depth of 2070 metres and reached a total depth of 5907 metres below sea level. This is the fifth discovery in Block 31 where the exploration well has been drilled through salt to access the oil bearing sandstone reservoir beneath, it said. The well was tested at a rate of 5,040 barrels of oil a day (b/d) through a 36/64ths inch choke.
This is the seventeenth discovery made by BP in Block 31 and is located in the central northern portion of Block 31, some 415 kilometres north west of Luanda and about 12 kilometres to the south-west of the Marte field, it said.
Sonangol is the concessionaire of Block 31.
BP Exploration (Angola) as operator holds 26.67%.
The other interest owners in Block 31 are Esso Exploration and Production Angola (Block 31) Limited (25%), Sonangol P&P (20%), Statoil Angola A.S. (a subsidiary of StatoilHydro ASA) (13.33%), Marathon International Petroleum Angola Block 31 Limited (10%) and TEPA (BLOCK 31) Limited, (a subsidiary of the Total Group) (5%).